1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
6th SAL 2017.............A Holly Cottage Christmas by Michelle Ridgway.......once again the pattern is in an affordable book so it is easy for everyone to join in...........and you can raid your stash for the fabrics........or lash out and buy a the whole lot........this SAL will be run by Fiona aka Bubz Rugz and Raewyn........
Chookyblue........

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chooky please sit down to read this....

I am finished my Gardeners Journal..

  Finally..LOL
 After two years and lots of wonderful encouragement 
 it's finished and I love it so much ...
 I am so thrilled...that I joined in with you all here 
Many agonising moments later and many
thoughts of chucking it in and not continuing...
Then I would see a wonderful block or stitchery that someone did and 
I thought "no" keep stitching away...
plus the patience of Chooky not telling me
 "get out of here" or "your too slow".......THANKYOU
 I am so grateful to you all!
 I used Fig Tree Fabrics from a few different ranges
 and love the look of it...I even changed some blocks too...
just to fit the fabric in a certain place...LOL
 Now to catch up with Dec/Jan blocks of SKOW!
(I have cut out the strips so am ready to stitch)

 Hugs Dawn x x x

27 comments:

Theresa said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish.

Vickie said...

way to go Dawn it is beautiful...well done ,cheers Vickie

Fiona said...

Beautiful.... great finish..
Hugz

Grethe said...

I`m still checking the blog for SAL friends from the GJ! Love the fabrics you have used;it has turned out beautifully, glad on your behalf; CONGRATULATIONS:-)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

That is a lovely finish. Congratulations

Jo in TAS said...

Congrats Dawn!
JO
PS Dear Chooky I will finish mine this year too!

Susan said...

Well Done on perservering and getting it done - it does look lovely - now for somewhere to hang it!!

Cubby House Crafts said...

Now that is gorgeous!!! congratulations
Lisa

Dawn said...

Thank you for your sweet comments... I am so thrilled, hubby even likes it too... now a wall to hang it on..he he
Hugs Dawn x x

Dawn said...

:)

Satu said...

Wov! It's gorgeous!!! Fig tree's fabrics are one of my favorites too ;o) Seeing your finished GJ supports me to carry on... and on...

Larissa said...

I really love this quilt of yours Dawn!! I'm even considering getting my own copy of the pattern if I can find it, lol!! I especially like how you quilted it ... that pantograph (?!) is gorgeous and works well with the pattern! So glad I got to watch you do some of it!! Hugs!!

Pepe said...

Oooohhh! I've no words! Its' so bautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Its beautiful and I know you are proud you finished it. I think it is a very pretty quilt and worth the effort...it is my favorite of the two we've done here.
You will soon catch up. Once you get started with the new one, it goes so smoothly. Not as much stitching (I wish there were more)but I have found I like needle turn, its the first time for me...good to learn something new. Good luck,
Mama Bear

Lolastitchida said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours. Congratulations!

By Hoki Quilts said...

congratulations Dawn, you stuck with it and got there in the end and what a beautiful job you made of it too.
hugs - Miche'le

Passionate Quilter said...

that's awesome. Great job in your perseverance!

Marg H said...

Fantastic. Congratulations. I only joined this SAL for Tis the Season, but was so inspired by Gardener's Journal that I, too, have started the stitching. A long way to go - but I will get there. Love your colours - hope you find that wall!! Cheers.

Talin's Corner said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. I love all the colors and fabrics that you used, the embroidered blocks just pop out at you with their white/beige background. Congrats!

De said...

Its lovely Dawn

Kris said...

Well done Dawn, it is gorgeous! Must be a wonderful feeling to have it finished.

Fiona said...

It's gorgeous Dawn but then I knew that it would be. XX

Quilt Kitty said...

You have ended up with a very gorgeous quilt Dawn. Two years for all that work with everything else you do sounds great to me. Tracee xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations Dawn, it looks great. Well Done.

Farm Girl said...

Fantastic Dawn, it is beautiful, well done! Your fabrics are so pretty, the finished result is stunning. I hope to be joining you with a finished quilt very soon, just have decisions to make about quilting....

Margaret said...

No matter how long it took to have a finish, what an exciting time you have had along the way and for us also to see another quilt the same but different, The Gardeners was and is a lovely quilt, love you summery colours.

Chookyblue...... said...

I just knew we had to get you to the finish line....the group is great for motivating.....this looks gorgeous.........I love the fig tree fabrics and you should be very pleased with your quilt...........thanks for being part of the SAL and lucky I was sitting down to read this post........